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On the California gold... Kit Carson to lead an overland excursion...
Item # 686928
January 29, 1849
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 29, 1849
The front page has nearly two columns taken up with a detailed article: "Gold Hunting In California, in the Sixteenth Century".
Page 7 has most of a column headed: "California Items" with a lengthy list of reports concerning ships heading for the gold fields, etc. One bit mentions: "The celebrated Kit Carson, and Moses, the Texan Ranger, will conduct a company to California from Independence (Mo.) in April net. This offers a fine chance for those desiring to go over the Rocky Mountains safely."
Eight pages, nice condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War